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Al Jazeera America
Dec 5, 2013 10:00am EST
. one of those options from the u.n. secretary general was for him to actually send a u.n. force, u.n. blue helmeted soldiers going. what i think is interesting is he said that if he had to provide the troops, he wanted 6,000 troops on the ground. he said that if the situation on the ground was not per missive, and it you seems from everything we're seeing today it's not, he'd need 9,000, so compare the figure that he thought he needed to do the job, 9,000 to what they are going to be authorizing. some are concerned that the u.n. security council is offering a half measure here. >> compromise is being made on what is a very complex situation in an unstable african country. >> a very complex situation, one that's detearor rated since that coup earlier in the year. in many ways, i think observers believe the u.n. security council has been diverted by other crisis by what's, going on in the congress go and also what's been going on in mali. there are two seats still empty -- no, it's starting now, the security council is starting its meeting. >> we may well return to you as that meeting
CSPAN
Dec 3, 2013 10:00pm EST
of state, and former ambassador to the u.n.. dr. albright. [applause] sandy burger, former national security adviser to president clinton. sandy. [applause] leon feater, former national security adviser to vice president gore. [applause] nancy sotoburg former deputy national adviser to president clinton. [applause] and general wesley clark, former supreme allieded commander europe and director of strategic plans and policies for the joint chiefs of staff, general clark. [applause] i'd also like to recognize terry gardener, the director of the library. terry, thank you. [applause] joseph, the director of the cia information management services. [applause] skip rutherford, the dean of the public school of service. [applause] bruce lipped see, chairman of the board of the clinton foundation. [applause] former secretary of transportation rodney slater. [applause] and governor jim guy tucker. [applause] it is now my pleasure to introduce this. he was the deputy director intelligence of the cia. he was chairman of the national intelligence com and served as a assistant director of central
Al Jazeera America
Dec 5, 2013 5:00am EST
people have been killed. gun battles in the central african republic as the u.n. talks about reinforcing foreign troops there. >> now claims the u.s. spy agency is collecting 5 billion phone records every day to pinpoint and check people worldwide. >>> and not just a pest - how this creepy crawley is helping to design the robots of tomorrow. >> . >>> beginning the newshour. 20 are dead after an aattack in sanaa. gunmen are believed to have infiltrated the building through the eastern wing. building. the situation is now under control. there are reports of sporadic gunfire and explosions. >> we spoke to the editor in chief of the ""yemen post." >> it has not been safe in the capital. this was expected. the regime warned that they could escalate. what is behind the attack is unknown. i would not be surprised if al qaeda is not linked to the attack. or that we don't see more of al qaeda's links because it seems more unorganised than an organised attack. there are casualties between injured and killed. the government is downplaying the incident, saying that they have everything under contro
Al Jazeera America
Dec 5, 2013 1:00pm EST
of the french over there by the end of the year. but i think what is worth bearing in mind, the u.n. secretary general when he was asked to come up with options, one of his optioning was to send a full blue elemented force, and he said that if the conditions were dangerous on the ground and it is clear from the report, it is extremely dangerous right now, he'd need 9,000 troops on the ground. now that's double what they have agreed to do with today's resolution, appoint, i put the u.s. ambassador to the u.n. have you enough troops for the job. >> we are in this resolution, walking and chews gum at the same time. we are both strengthening the mandate and working through the funding -- on the ground. but they are not yet up to full speed. we need to address that immediately, we are going to need to increase that by mid december. >> they have asked the secretary to continue planning. they say possibly that could be deployed in the future, lauren. the similar chaos that was? at the moment. >> reporting from -- it's much worse around the rest of the country. and what we unction for the moment is th
Al Jazeera America
Dec 5, 2013 3:00am EST
are under fire themselves. a u.n. security council prepares to discuss a mandate of african union and french troops operating. if the resolution is adopted the forces will be providing support and supplies. more from the capital. >> we have heard gun fire and mortar rounds as well. all over this city. pretty close to where we are in this hotel now. the city is deserted. people are staying inside the homes. probably the worst fighting bungi has seen since sellicka rebels came into the capital taking control of the country in march in year. we understand - this is from the french military, that the people behind the attack, known as anti-ballica. they are a christian militia who started off as a protection force. now, we don't know whether they have actually grown in size, whether they do have a lot of heavy weaponry at the moment. the african forces which are here and present in bongi have been deployed to different parts of the city. their role is to protect the airport and french citizens. it comes as we wait for a u.n. security council to vote on a second resolution to tend in not only mor
LINKTV
Dec 6, 2013 5:00am PST
in africa. news of mandela's death quickly spread around the world. delegates to the u.n. security council adjourned their meeting and observed a moment of silence. >> many around the world were greatly influenced by his selfless struggle for human dignity, equality and freedom. >> reporter: political leaders came, one after another, to speak about what mandela meant to the world. >> we've lost one of the most influential, courageous and profoundly good human beings that any of us will share time with on this earth. >> translator: he achieved a major success in building the nation, his policies centering on national reconciliation. >> reporter: the mourning and tributes for mandela will go on for days to come, then south africans will hold a state tune follow for the man many called madiba and many considered a hero. chie yamagishi, nhk world. >>> hero, statesman, freedom writer. mandela was many things to many people. two japanese women who spent a lot of time with him told nhk world world's mitsuko nishikama. >> reporter: naoko at kansai university spent four years working at the african
Al Jazeera America
Dec 7, 2013 5:00am EST
, in the central african republic, it has led the calls for the u.n. to send in peacekeepers. a muslim leader set himself as leader. they have been accused of committing atrocities against christians. there are reports that christians set up their own groups, but are accused of attacking civilians. desperate civilians were camped at the airport in bangui. >> soldiers are protecting the runway here. the french have a strong u.n. mandate to protect civilians in this country. the airport is completely entry. there are no civilian planes, only military. there's a humanitarian crisis developing. thousands of people have come to the airport because they have nowhere else to go. seleka and anti-balaka are targetting people in their homes. this is the only place they feel safe. >> translation: everyone you see here is a christian. we have no protection. the muslims have sell eka to look after them. we are all central africans, but there is no one to look after us. >> translation: there's nothing to drink or eat. we don't have money to buy anything. >> there are some international charities that are helpi
Al Jazeera America
Dec 3, 2013 8:00pm EST
not improved their scors scores muc. the education second called it the picture stagnation. >> and how the u.n. is using drones to keep the peace. >> and you wouldn't believe how much the partridge in a pear tree costs now. >> a dramatic rescue caught on tape. this is the moment a nigerian ship was pulled from under water after spending three days trapped in a tug boat. he shows his hand as he reaches out to alert the rescue diver that he is okay. he managed to survive by breathing in air in an air bubble and the boat overturned while pulling an oil tanker ovef off the coast of nigeria. he is the only survivor of a 12 member crew. >> the united nations has now started using drones. the u.n. says peacekeepers are flying unmanned craft to monitor the activity between rawanda and u began a began beganuganda. james bay has more. >> it's a first taking to the skies the u.n. has fleets of white painted suv's and trucks and helicopters and planes and now the first united nations unmanned aerial ai aircraft more commonly known as a drone. unlike those of the use it's equipped with only a camera not ar
Al Jazeera America
Dec 5, 2013 6:00am EST
phones are being tracked based on leaks from former n.s.a. contractors, and interviews with u.s. intelligence officials. >> the report said the n.s.a. can pin down the location of a cell phone and map out relationships from them. the spy agency say it does not target the whereabouts of phones in the u.s. the n.s.a. confirmed it gathers information about americans insidently. >> a scam was discovered by trust wave. militias viruses were sent to thousands of users. it tracked credential. users of facebook, yahoo twitter could be affected. 16,000 accounts were hacked that use 123456. >> anarchy in argentina, why police refuse to put a stop no wild looting in one city. >> american doctors on the front lines of a bird flu scare half a world away. >> they've come a long way since don't ask, don't tell. coming out created new problems. >> you are looking at dallas, were there may be rain together and possibly tonight. >>> good morning, welcome back to al jazeera america. i'm thomas drayton. looting in argentina, why the police did not step in to stop it. >> first a look at the weathe
CSPAN
Dec 3, 2013 6:00am EST
no military on the ground. what company, what battalion is that? we have u.n. units from different countries, serbs, muslims, they are all jabbering and we are monitoring some of it and we are hearing it from other people and that had to be kept straight and you had to know the commanders and the political level and the other nation's level so it was a huge intelligence load on them. the only suggestion i have after all that, i don't know if we are doing this any better, we are not very disciplined in the pentagon about collecting information from people who have gone out and we should be more disciplined. somebody should have chained me to the desk and said write down the name of everybody talked to, every personality, tell me the five most important things and give me strength and weaknesses. i do believe the chinese do this, the soviets did this, the israelis do this and for some reason, the state department does it but for some reason in the military we don't. we just want to know about weapons. >> we will take you on that. >> we just want to know about weapons so we don't get into the p
CNN
Dec 5, 2013 9:00am PST
the vatican refused a u.n. panel information about the church's investigation into sexual abuse of children by the clergy. is there still some secrecy behind what it is that they're discovering? >> reporter: well, the vatican today did respond to a similar question. they said that this u.n. panel wants to go back to 1990 and wants the details of every single instance of abuse by a member of the clergy worldwide, and the church said that they can't be held responsible for every member of the church around the world. but their attitude is, they're looking forward, as far as this commission goes, not going back into the past to deal with this issue. >> hopefully some comfort to those who were victim to all of that. ben, thanks so much. ben wedeman in rome. >> certainly hope to get some answers to those looking for more answers from the church. >>> back here in the united states, chances are you're either dealing with extreme heat or really wondering what this winter's all about. >> it's crazy. >> cold, wet, hot. atlanta is like -- >> it's 70 here in atlanta, redig lutz. >> love it. >> have a l
CNN
Dec 9, 2013 9:00am PST
of state. that's not to mention if the 80 eminent people the ed of the eu or the u.n. logistically, very difficult. in terms of mandela, you know, what a man. i saw him many times. he had connections with gadhafi and castro. he really didn't care weather people were in favor in the western world or whether they were popular. he was very, very principled in the fact that if gadhafi, if the libyans or the cubans had given assistance to the anc in times of trouble, he felt loyal. he was very loyal to his friends. he would show the friendship back. what you are going to see is a mismatch of people. hemowho are celebrities, naomi campbell known for her temper and being a hot headed model sitting next to perhaps the head of iran. you know? there's a wonderful image when you can see about tomorrow. i think that is mandela as his p.a. said today, he's bringing people toothing in death as well as he did in life. >> we're looking at pictures of mandela dancing. he was somebody who celebrated life, as well, bringing so many people together. you just can't help but. >> i will and be inspired when yo
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2013 12:00am EST
decade. it was very interesting because i think that one of the other things i did at the u.n. was try to make sure that sanctions stayed on iraq. that was, you had a cease fire translated into a series of captions, and those were very kind of ham handed sanctions, if i might say. the most, the toughest sanctions on any country at all, and what we were looking at through leon's help was to try to really get more surgical with the sanctions in -- on the form of yugoslavia. one of the problems that was there, because you put two things together, is that there was an arms embargo that was put on that only hurt the countries that had seceded from the seshes. the serbs had a huge standing military, and the reason we wanted to lift the embargo on arms was that the others were not getting any. there's two different aspects to this, but sanctions are a tool, and they do hurt, and the question is, how do you turn to what are known as smart sanctions to just the comprehensive ones? i think on the other questions, sandy, i mean, these documents -- >> all i have to say is that when you design a st
LINKTV
Dec 7, 2013 6:00am PST
of a u.n. mission to restore law and order in a country torn apart by interreligious violence. almost half a million people have fled their home in fear. people are finding refuge wherever they can. >> thousands of christians have sought refuge just outside the capital. they say muslim militants attacked their homes. >> we fled our homes in fear of more attacks from muslim militias. they came to our area in search of anti-muslims, and then they started shooting people. >> after months of violence, they voted to send troops to the african republic to restore law and order. the peacekeeping mission has set up headquarters inside the airport. this is france's second peacekeeping mission in africa this year. back in january, the french government sent thousands of soldiers to mali to stamp out a military insurgency there. at an african summit in paris on friday, french president hollywood hollywood hollywood said in the future he wants africa to look after its own ecurity. they will discuss the arrival of interpret troops, which has calmed fighting for the time being. >> the draw has been
Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 6:00am EST
.s. military is the strongest in the world. u.s. and n.a.t.o. leaders are meeting in bruls -- brussels hoping to percade hamid karzai to sign. keeping u.s. military troops past 2014. after a second day of talks, paul joins us. >> n.a.t.o. officials meet with afghan's foreign minister. could we be closer to a signature. >> i think the principal you have to think of when you talk about these meetings, is like an apple press. you tighten the pressure in the hope that the juice flows. there's a blockage in the pipeline. it is hamid karzai. he's not willing to sign the bilateral agreement. even john kerry will not speculate as to why he will not sign it. hamid karzai at the moment says no. susan rice went to kabul, he said no. as john kerry says on tuesday here in brussels, there are some 50 nations who are part of the effort to stablilize afghanistan. they have budgetary cycles, planning cycles, and you don't turn off military cycles like this. there has to be planning involved. n.a.t.o. says it needs the signature before the end of the year. n.a.t.o. officials said any signature will do. hamid k
Al Jazeera America
Dec 8, 2013 6:00am EST
under nelson mandela in the first democratic cabinet. as u.n. ambassador and foreign minister, it was his task to publicly defend the yisent of nelson mandela and other political opponents. privately he maintains he lobbied for nelson mandela's release. >> in 1982 i submitted a memorandum prepared by my department. and to the effect that nelson mandela ought to be released. we were making a bigger martyr of you every day stays in prison. that is international. and status. would be growing to an extent where he would not be able to handle it. eight years later nelson mandela became a free man. here you had a man who spent 27 years in prison and the day he was released. he displayed the - he displayed the cuban and energy to the person. who has been a president before. amazing what this idea, in the minds of people and for that matter, into world affairs. >> and central to the success of the process, that led to a peaceful transfer of power, was nelson mandela's insistence that there need be no losers, that all could win. >> we were not capitulating. you do not capitulate and
CSPAN
Dec 2, 2013 2:00pm EST
madeleine albright, former secretary of state and u.s. ambassador to the u.n. dr. albright. [applause] >> sandy berger former national security advisor to president clinton. sandy. [applause] >> leon fuerth, former national security advisor to vice president gore. [applause] >> nancy soderberg, former deputy national security advisor to president clinton. [applause] >> and general wesley clark, former supreme allied commander europe and director of strategic plans and policy for the joint chiefs of staff. general clark. [applause] >> i would also like to recognize the director of the clinton library. thank you. [applause] >> joseph, the director of the cia information management services. [applause] >> skip rutherford, the dean of the clinton school of public service. [applause] >> bruce lindsey, the chairman of the board of the clinton foundation. [applause] >> forward slash future of transportation rodney slater. [applause] >> and governor jim guy tucker. [applause] >> it is now my pleasure to introduce dr. john gannon. dr. gannon served as the deputy director for intelligence at th
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2013 12:35am EST
who is the u.n. special repertoire on counterterrorism announced they're going to look at the whole information gathering by the u.s. and the uk. he's going to summarize it. he said it's the role of the free press to hold the government to account and some of the questions from the -- that regarded the investigation and he was on the front of the tabloid newspapers joining that. are you welcoming the u.n. investigation into this issue about -- the whole issue of gathering all of this information and the extent of it? >> absolutely. we had a long and tortured debate about levinson. and during that debate, we heard repeated assurances from all three party leaders that the -- that the politicians would not interfere in the press. and it seems to me at the very first hurdle, parliament is in danger of falling in that. as i say, i could earlier the -- the general counsel of the nsa, so this is not else inially a friend of all journalists, he's a full-time guy saying, of course, we didn't want this stuff in the public domain. and i perfectly understood why intelligence agencies want to ke
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 10:00pm EST
who is the u.n. special repertoire on counterterrorism going to look re at the whole information u.s. and the he uk. he's going to summarize it. he said it's the role of the to hold the government to account and some of the questions from the torym.p. that regarded the investigation and he was on the newspapers tabloid joining that. are you welcoming the u.n. into this issue issue of he whole gathering all of this information and the extent of it? >> absolutely. and tortured debate about levinson. and during that debate, we heard from all ssurances three party leaders that the -- hat the politicians would not interfere in the press. me at the very in t hurdle, parliament is danger of falling in that. earlier the --ld the general counsel of the nsa, else inially a friend of all journalists, he's saying, of guy course, we didn't want this stuff in the public domain. perfectly understood why intelligence agencies want to keep all of this stuff secret. it is in the public, once it is in the hands of the says, the nsa guy press must be protected. wonderful thing about america and i th
Al Jazeera America
Dec 7, 2013 10:00am EST
led the u.n. to send in peace keepers. they took pow of a coup in march and named themselves the first muslim leaders. they are accused of committing atrocities against christians. and they are also accused of killing civilians. peter, you're right 300 kilometers north of bagui. what is the situation there right now? >> well, thank you for having me. we saw very fires fighting. the troupes have fought very hard to separate the christians from each other and they have killed 11 muslims within the border. both sides are committing atrocities. just a few hours ago seleka fighters left a mother's body right next to her crying baby. >> what is in control right now? >> after the seleka forces were defeated. they took their forces to the catholic church where 35,000 people are sheltering. ththey sent them outside of the church and fired into the compound. if the peacekeeping forces were able to negotiate a departure of the anti-balaka forces, but both are using atrocities against the people to rule and take control. right now it's the seleka forces. >> you mentioned the african peacekeeping
PBS
Dec 5, 2013 10:30am PST
violence honestly since two thousand and nine the u n s to ninety nine pence and being killed since the start of the key we have an online project which has wanted to iraq's ongoing funding to confine that help calm. hundreds of indigenous brazilian people have attempted to storm government buildings in the capital itself to the justice ministry grade and new rooms for the chemo patient making plans for next year's world cup. security guards at the presidential race heats at the sprite in protest as he pushed at distract the national costume contest on the ministry of justice saying the grill was to undermine the rights to an ancestral lands. so it was on the right call. next its mx and slicing my concert i live to noon. i am. we often see the middle east is a place that's a term of revolution people call it seemed to be very fired up as well. masses of protesters to force a government ministries to shut down by storming the look you in waves. one such ministry is the kind of cool that of the american fbi which has been accused of killing around ninety people in a crackdown on thos
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2013 10:00am EST
existing u.n. resolutions and previous violations by iran of its international obligations, that we don't recognize such a right, and if, by the way, negotiations break down, there will be no additional international recognition that's been obtained. so this deal goes away and we're back to where we were before the geneva agreement, subject -- and iran will continue to be subject to all the sanctions that we put in place in the past and we may seek additional ones. but i think what we have said is we can envision a comprehensive agreement that involves extraordinary constraints and verification mechanisms and intrusive inspections, but that permits iran to have a peaceful nuclear program. now, in terms of specifics, we know that they don't need to have an underground, fortified facility like fordow in order to have a peaceful nuclear program. they certainly don't need a heavy-water reactor at arak in order to have a peaceful nuclear program. they don't need some of the advanced centrifuges that they currently possess in order to have a limited, peaceful nuclear program. and so the quest
CNN
Dec 2, 2013 9:00am PST
: former u.n. ambassador bill richardson who says his north korean contacts aren't responding told cnn on sunday that kim jong-un isn't following north korea's usual pattern of releasing americans after getting a purported confession. >> so this is baffling. but this is a new regime of the new leader. and i suspect he's sending different signals but nobody knows what those signals are. >> richardson has some of the best contacts in this country with north korean leaders. so the fact that they're not responding is of some concern. barbara starr, cnn, the pentagon. >> still to come here on "around the world," a group of wounded veterans trekking across antarctica and they've got a british royal in tow. we'll check in on them and also, it could be life imitating art. police told cnn that the "fast and furious" actor paul walker may have been drag racing when he died in that car crash. we'll have details for you coming up next. so, with chevy's black friday sale, the price you see is the price you pay? yep, best prices of the year. i can't see. honey. [ laughs ] brad. yeah? what are you do
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Dec 4, 2013 7:00pm PST
material the truck was on its way to nuclear waste storage facility with a stone and a gas station. the u n s nuclear watchdog says the material in the truck could be extremely dangerous that it poses no risk as long as its container isn't broken that way. debate or two we've been discussing the merits of education systems around the world east asian country's top the rankings in every discipline or reading math science. so what gives them the edge is your doing enough to compare the next generation to compete on the global stage. putting that question to our guests this evening john delong is with her professor of chinese culture it's just cool to put it in covington had in middle school. the american section and in the sense of the status of the monet and was fifth with a columnist for the sunday telegraph and michael davidson the works for the oecd team at bit to get the report ahead of the division responsible for early childhood education jeff hughes and also with this mass teacher in secondary school in london thanks everyone for being with us just let us start with you in a tricky o
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Dec 3, 2013 10:00am EST
. speaker, today marks the 1 u.n.th consecutive -- 100th consecutive legislative day the safe climate caucus has spoken on the house floor, calling for action to address climate change. the science itself is clear. climate change is already contributing to significant environmental changes. floods nted droughts, and hurricanes to name a few. but climate change is not only a serious environmental problem, it's a serious economic problem as well. american businesses, large and small, understand this threat. and they're responding accordingly. they're increasing their energy efficiencies, reducing pollution, and implementing more sustainable business practices. american businesses understand that the changing climate is already hurting their bottom lines. and they're taking action to strengthen their competitiveness and their resiliency. congress should be doing the same. yet our majority continues to stick its head in the sand and do nothing. climate change poses a real and immediate threat to our economy and we really can't afford to wait any longer. i urge my colleagues to join with america
Al Jazeera America
Dec 7, 2013 6:00am EST
. and not on the situation. >> the u.n. refugee agency agrees. >> there's more checkpoints in dara and a lot of fighting going on. as you can see, this is a quit location. this is an easier place to come through. >> it will take up to four days for the refugees to get screened, registered and taken to camp. the longer journey, however is yet to start. that is the search for security and human dignity in exile. >> more than 1,000 syrian refugees crossed into jordan in recent days. many walked six miles through the dessert. >> protests in ukraine are in the third week. widespread demonstrations in the capital started after the president backed away from an agreement with the european union. the deal w the deal was -- russia pressured them to sign a deal >> paying tribute to nelson mandela. a live report where a nation continues to honour the man they call father. >> plus, the changes ordered in the wake of last week's deadly commuter train derailment. >> i'm john henry smith. she them the money. someone has. it wasn't the yankees. details ahead in sport. >> start with one issue. add guests from all sides
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Dec 5, 2013 12:00pm EST
and that includes ngos. it includes at least two u.n. special rapporteur's. it includes many editors around the world. >> is the fact that a 29-year-old liar, 360,000 other people can access information suggests a potential enemies have access to it, to? >> it is in the witness statement that the national security advisor has been working on that assumption since snowden disappeared with the material. >> were you shocked by the revelation of the surveillance of allies by this country in places like the g20 01? >> again, the question of the public interest, the fact that president obama effectively had to concede that his country has been again president merkel, notes a mile from australia but they were intercepting heat in his life. that was the thing that led senator frank to say she had to review what was going on with that knowledge. and then you're a member of the united states came out and said, okay, we will stop bugging these gatherings of the ims, the european parliament. we don't know. there is some specific organization. the bridge gilding and peacemaking. after the world war, the
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Dec 7, 2013 2:00pm EST
to get a constructive soup -- discussion along the lines of the you and security -- u.n. security council resolutions. host: here is john from new york, republican line. caller: i would like to ask the guests about u.s. foreign-policy posture all over the world. it seems that the u.s. is leaving parts of the world to other actors such as russia in the middle east, and our allies around the world have less and less trust with u.s. to back them up in a situation where they get in trouble with one of these other actors like china is missing in defense identification zone that they're setting up. south korea and japan, for instance, had their airlines say that we will not respect that zone. the u.s. told airlines to respect that zone the u.s. all over the world where they back down, now they are backing down in china, and putin is trying to re-institute the soviet union. all over the world the u.s. is backing down in every situation. can you explain that please? guest: john, thank you for your question. i will talk about two things. i will talk about syria and then china. you raise two import
CNBC
Dec 9, 2013 4:00am EST
past the using fuel crops for fuel has got to have negative impacts. the u.n. estimates 815 million people suffering from under nourishment. what i think the commission are overlooking or don't give enough weight to is undernourishment is tragedies of poverty and politics. the food they cannot afford to buy and nobody is using is used for christmas biscuits or shampoo or fuel is of no consulation to them. secondly, the crops used for fuel were developed and grown in conjunction with the demand for those fuel crops. if the bio fuels industry was decommissioned -- >> we wouldn't necessarily grow anymore crops for food. >> exactly. exactly. a final point would be that bio fuels existence globally on all continents provides a strategic fuel reserve for the world in the event of and possibly with the expectations of future climatic events of greater and greater scale the world will be very pleased that there exists an industry that the feed stocks are being used and have the correct logistic call capacities and employment capacities globally to redirect. >> what's the -- is there a break
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Dec 5, 2013 10:00pm EST
general on behalf of the u.n. response appreciation. we appreciate you taking the time to speak to us. is there any single message that nelson has made throughout the years that run particularly true with you. and you think applies today in africa and throughout the rest of the world? one of the thing he often said was that the whole cause of freedom was still a work in progress. >> africa had many countries in the world during last century and many centuries before have suffered from this rule. and violation of the human right and human dignity. only because of such a great man like nelson mandela is possible that particular people in africa and elsewhere are able to enjoy freedom and human dignity. i'm still very much humbled. many people, particularly people -- [inaudible] totally abuse and violated. we have to learn the wisdom and determinations and commitment from all of president mandela to make this world better. that is what i really wanted to exprez my deepest admiration and respect to president mandela and people of south africa. and all people of africa. thank you very much
CNN
Dec 3, 2013 3:00am PST
. the top u.n. human rights official is linking bashar al assad to war crimes there. cnn's fred pleitgen has more. >> reporter: they are saying there's evidence of war crimes and crimes against humanity by the syrian regime and that responsibility goes all the way up to the office of president assad. the syrian government reacted saying they give no credibility whatsoever to what the u.n. is saying and that the human rights chief has talked, quote, nonsense in the poast. they say that rebels have committed war crimes as well. kate? >> fred, thank you for that. >>> a public health alert in hong kong this morning. the first human case of a new type of bird flu is being reported there after it killed dozens in neighboring china. pauline chao has the story. >> reporter: here in hong kong, authorities are on high alert after confirming the first human case of h7f9 case. she recently slaughtered and ate a chicken in the mainland chinese city of shengxen. human infections of the this strain of bird flu emerged in shanghai this year. back to you, kate. >> it's a killing that shocked britain and the
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2013 10:00am EST
that the president has announced ignores not only u.s. law but ignores the u.n. sanctions that are in place. and it also ignores the fact that iran has not made any concessions in this area in the last 30 years. it also ignores the position that this deal puts israel in, one that is untenable and more impossible than any i have seen in my lifetime. the naivity of this administration in dealing with iran is something that is simply breathtaking. mr. speaker, i would just suggest to you that if iran gains nuclear weapons, we will need a new calendar. it will change our reality in the world that much. and i would say to you that while there's still time, we need to act. d you know, mr. speaker, there is that moment in the life of every problem when it is big enough to be seen and still small enough to be addressed but in terms of iran's nuclear weapons pursuit, that window is closing quickly. and whatever this body can do, whatever this president can do to prevent iran from gaining a nuclear weapons capability must be done soon because soon they will have the ability to ignore our treaties and
Bloomberg
Dec 9, 2013 5:00am EST
that the very beneficial position u.k. have n the through that will change. you have seen in a statement last week, statements about tax addressing resident, ownership of esidential property and clamping done on that tax benefit. think that will just increasingly move in that direction. moral and g social, political shift in taxation. >> is there any other country? a lot clients that say i want to do everything i get less where do tax? > i think in is a combination between really cutting down on contrived taxsive voidance as compared to a growing move generally in the more developed countries of looking at tax systems and how can be more beneficial and easier to work with. so, you encourage people to pay a reasonable amount of tax but them for take everything they have got. talking about the u.k., it is has esting because it evolved from quite an un a more ve tax system to attractive system now. so there is a recognize next tackle the egregious stuff but otherwise encourage people to take a bit of a tax hit but encourage them to undertake heir activities and sets up business and become reside
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2013 8:00am EST
. that was adopted by the u.n. general a summit on december 10, 1948. that event gets underway at 115 eastern on c-span2. [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] >> lives once again from pew charitable trusts here in washington as we await remarks, secretary lew. you will discuss implications of the dodd-frank financial regulations law. a couple of stories from "the associated press." a number of americans applying for unemployment benefits tumbled last week, 20,000, to 298,000 nearly a six-year low. it shows companies are laying off fewer workers. applications have fallen in seven of the past eight weeks. a hopeful sign for job growth at the end of year. the white house is pushing to extend jobless benefits to long-term unemployed americans. the argument is if benefits don't get renewed by the end of the month more than 1 million people will loose the assistance which will slow economic growth. the government released a report toda
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2013 10:30am EST
be working with is out to the u.n. there are just not the personal connections either. a group like no labels can play a real role. joe manchin was saying, this may come to surprise them in the united states senate every tuesday the senate is in session. every tuesday is a caucus lunch. republicans caucus in one room and have lunch. the democrats caucus in another room and have lunch. every thursday the policy committees of the two caucuses meet. same thing, democrats, republicans there. never, not once, literally not once, republicans and democrats meet together to discuss substantive issues. doesn't happen. and it's that way on purpose. because the leaders of the two conferences think that if there starts to be this dialogue going able to control and they can't direct the course of legislation the way they would like. and so the role no labels can play is to provide that neutral meeting ground. jon is saying you don't have to stop being a republican or democrat. we do need to start being americans. we are not going to agree on everything. that doesn't mean we can't agree on something, which
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 10:30am EST
, and the enrichment component. you had six u.n. resolutions saying iran should not engage in enrichment because they had been a rational actor on the world stage. they are the largest state sponsor of terrorism in the world, including trying to kill the saudi ambassador there by bombing at a restaurant in washington, d.c. if you look at the behavior and the three components of the program, and i thought this was a serious mistake. they made this mistake in syria, if you do not include your allies you would create suspicion. he had these secret talks in oman which was a god awful idea, and even if you like the deal you have created a level of suspicion now on the deal that makes our allies wary and empowers our adversaries use. the missile part of the program is not touch in the deal. they can continue to do missile fulfillment. the weaponization of their program is not touched. they can continue that. the facility they think they do that is not open to inspection. if you're looking at triggers and for relation of all the modeling they need to do for weaponization, it has happened there. the las
KRON
Dec 9, 2013 4:00am PST
-existing condition. enroll now at coveredca.com. >> two u-s senators are calling on the federal railroad administration to take steps to prevent another deadly train accident. senators chuck schumer and richard blumenthal claim the n-t-s-b recommended cameras be installed on both the inside and outside of trains five years ago, but nothing has been done. a commuter train derailed in new york last week, killing four people and injuring 67 others. r >> "as we move forward from the crash we have to focus on the lessons we learned in the past week and make sure that these things don't happen again. reports are now pointing to human error as the cause of the crash. it's now generally accepted that the engineer "nodding off" during the trip, possibly due to what's called highway hypnosis - when you see so many things go by quickly and repeatedly you get lulled into sleep." >> schumer says the cameras would monitor train crew members and provide video evidence in the event of a crash. currently, amtrak and california's metrolink commuter rail trains have cameras installed. >> lake tahoe might s
CSPAN
Dec 1, 2013 10:25pm EST
of the boat and is accepted here in the u.s. without going through our system?ry >> i think you put your finger n the key issue, the -- the tariffs are relatively easy. most traditional nontariff are well known. we know how to address them. the biggest opportunity in this agreement, also the hardest is getting our hands around the regulatory and the standards piece of this. this is not a deregulatory agenda. we're not talking about lowering health, safety, environmental standards on either side of the atlantic. countries, both markets, have well regulated slightly at come to different conclusions. those different conclusions or results create unnecessary for trade. our goal is to see what we an do to eliminate those frictions by making sure that the regulators on both sides can take the actions they think are necessary to d protect the health, safety, and the environment that their come to expect. one example. perspective, if on both sides there was transparency, participation, and accountability, putting a draft egulation out in public, telling the public what it is you're going to regu
Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 1:00pm EST
for israel to launch other attempts against other high ranking officials in hezbollah. >> thank you. n.a.t.o. leaders have warned that the n.a.t.o. mission in afghanistan could be in jeopardy if president hamid karzai does not sign the deal with the u.s. >> reporter: yes, the u.s. is increasing the pressure to sign the pact to allow coalition groups to stay in the country after 2014. the afghan government say they would like to sign the deal but on certain conditions. >> predominantly, these two days have been about afghanistan, particularly about the failure of the president had hamid karo put pen to paper and sign off on the security agreement between afghanistan and the coalition forces that will remain in afghanistan after 2020. the failure to even is calls problems from the planning point of view. there have been clarification on the departing afghan delegation. before they left they said that they would sign the deal in good time. they said they fully supported the deal. they put some conditions. they want assurances from the hall litheallies and the coalite mr. karzai puts pen
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2013 7:00am EST
-- discussion along the lines of n.e you and security -- u. security council resolutions. host: here is john from new york, republican line. caller: i would like to ask the guests about u.s. foreign-policy posture all over the world. isseems that the u.s. leaving parts of the world to iner actors such as russia the middle east, and our allies around the world have less and u.s. to backth them up in a situation where they get in trouble with one of these other actors like china is missing in defense identification zone that they're setting up your to south korea and japan, for instance, had their airlines say that we will .ot respect that zone the u.s. told airlines to the u.s. allzone over the world where they back down, now they are backing down in china, and putin is trying to .e-institute the soviet union all over the world the u.s. is backing down in every situation. can you explain that please? guest: john, thank you for your question. i will talk about two things. i will talk about syria and then china. you raise to two important points. over the last year or so with syria, the assad r
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